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  • Student Conduct & University Standards : Definitions & Jurisdiction

In the Student Handbook, the definition "student" includes all persons taking courses at Roger Williams University, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional studies.

Persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with the University or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered "students" as are persons who are living in University residence halls, although not enrolled in this institution. Students are not allowed to withdraw from the University while a disciplinary matter is pending.


The Roger Williams University Student Code shall apply to conduct that occurs on University premises, at University sponsored activities and to off-campus conduct that adversely affects the University and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Each student shall be responsible for their conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, even though conduct may occur before classes begin or after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment (and even if their conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded).